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I do not have bluetooth on my pc but want to buy some bluetooth wireless headphones (so they can also work on my iphone).
What do I need to be able to pair up the headphones with my pc?
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7/24/2016
GeekGal
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Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.

If you want to use Bluetooth headphones with your PC but your computer does not have blue tooth capability, you an purchase a bluetooth adapter that plugs into a USB port on your computer. May I ask what Operating System is on your computer? I need to know that so I can send you links to some bluetooth adapters that will work with your Operating System.

If you're not sure, you should be able to use one of these links to find out. Or, if you prefer I can connect to you remotely and work on this while you watch.

For Windows

Can you click this link and tell me what you see please?

http://whatsmyos.com/

For MAC

From the Apple menu, choose About This Mac. Your version of OS X appears directly below “OS X"

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Hi Alison,

I have Windows 7, however I will more than likely be updating to Windows 10 very soon as MS are offering a free upgrade until the end of the week.

Can the adapter work for both systems or only one?

I will look specifically for some that work with Windows 7 as well as Windows 10. Give me just a moment to research please.

Here's an example of what you need but this one doesn't specifically say it will work with Windows 10.

  • Insignia™ - Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter - Black (available at Best Buy, so if you have one near you you could ask a saleperson and/or examine the specs on the box)

Here are 2 from Amazon state they are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Thank you.

I am in the UK so I checked a couple myself.

Are these both similar or is one better than the other? The first one states: 'Adds Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) support to Windows 8 and higher'


so does that mean it doesn't work well with Windows 7?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plugable-Bluetooth-Adapter-Raspberry-Compatible/dp/B009ZIILLI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469373845&sr=8-1&keywords=bluetooth+adapter+for+windows+7+and+windows+10

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avantree-Bluetooth-Adapter-Headsets-Speakers/dp/B00VWEK4IG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469373845&sr=8-5&keywords=bluetooth+adapter+for+windows+7+and+windows+10

Yes that means that it probably won't work on Windows 7 at all.

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